Oxford Preservation Trust Awards recognise University buildings

Several building and restoration projects by Oxford University and its colleges have been recognised at the 2012 Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) Awards. The awards recognise contributions to the conservation and improvement of Oxford's built and natural environment.

Award plaques have been presented for the conservation of the Carfax Conduit at Oxford University's Nuneham Park and the new Shulman Auditorium at the Queen's College.

Certificates were awarded to the new galleries of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at The Ashmolean Museum and the repair of 1 Brewer Street, part of the Christ Church Cathedral School.

Letters of commendation were awarded for the repaving and improvements to the Schools Quadrangle at the Bodleian Library and the renovation project at 15 Blackhall Road, part of St John's College.

Isobel Hughes, Head of Conservation and Buildings at Oxford University Estates Directorate, said: 'Oxford University and its colleges are central to the historic and ongoing development of the city and we are proud to once again receive recognition from Oxford Preservation Trust for our conservation work and for new additions to the city.'

Debbie Dance, Oxford Preservation Trust Director, said: 'The projects in this year’s Awards, large and small, all have one thing in common, the positive effect they have on Oxford – we applaud them all.'

Oxford Preservation Trust is a charity dedicated to positive regeneration, conserving history for future generations and increasing public access and enjoyment of Oxford for everyone. The awards are sponsored by local firm Kemp and Kemp Property Consultants.